Supreme Court: California Law School Can Continue Ignoring Christian Legal Society


In a 5-4 ruling, the Supreme Court says the University of California’s Hastings College of the Law can continue denying the Christian Legal Society as an official student group, thus denying funding, because since 2004 its required members to sign a “statement of faith” and prohibited anyone engaged in “unrepentant participation in or advocacy of a sexually immoral lifestyle” from joining. UC-Hastings still allows the group to meet on campus, which is nice of them, but not required: In deciding Christian Legal Society v. Martinez today, the justices say the school’s policy does not violate CLS’ First Amendment rights.